Principal Urban Designer
Antonio is an architect with experience in masterplans, large urban regeneration schemes and new developments in sensitive locations. He has a master’s in Sustainable Architectural Design, researching the application of cross-laminated timber for high-rise residential buildings. Prior to becoming an Associate, he worked in private practice on a wide range of residential, art, commercial and mixed-use developments.
He was placed as Principal Urban Design Officer at Dacorum Borough Council. During his placement, he worked on the new Hemel Place Strategy and the establishment of the Hemel Place Board. The Hemel Place Strategy comprises ten key themes, including a ‘meanwhile’ strategy that will help test ideas, generate opportunities and gather feedback from the local community.
As part of the strategy, Antonio contributed to more specific work on the town centre, aiming to deliver more cultural and leisure facilities, generate new opportunities for businesses and provide a vibrant housing mix. He also worked on the submission of a Levelling Up Fund 2 bid application that focussed on a series of public realm interventions to restructure the shape, look and feel of Hemel Town Centre.